Well folks, today is the last day of radiation for yours truly.

I will never get radiation again because the human body can only take so many nuclear blasts in one lifetime, and I done received ‘em all over the past six weeks.

So, woo-hoo! And, yikes, kind of creepy.

In honor of this last day, Paula had me pull from her Medicine Card deck this morning to look … look … look into the future.

I pulled “The Deer” (was sure I was gonna pull a skunk) and this is what it said:

One day Fawn heard Great Spirit calling to her from the top of Sacred Mountain. Fawn immediately started up the trail. She didn’t know that a horrible demon guarded the way to Great Spirit’s lodge. The demon was trying to keep all the beings of creation from connecting with Great Spirit. He wanted all of Great Spirit’s creatures to feel that Great Spirit didn’t want to be disturbed. This would make the demon feel powerful, and capable of causing them to fear him.

Fawn was not at all frightened when she came upon the demon. This was curious, as the demon was the archetype of all the ugly monsters that have ever been. The demon breathed fire and smoke and made disgusting sounds to frighten Fawn. Any normal creature would have fled or died on the spot from fright.

Fawn however, said gently to the demon, “Please let me pass. I’m on the way to see Great Spirit.”

Fawn’s eyes were filled with love and compassion for this oversized bully of a demon. The demon was astounded by Fawn’s lack of fear. No matter how he tried, he could not frighten Fawn, because her love had penetrated his hardened, ugly heart.

Much to the demon’s dismay, his rock-hard heart began to melt, and his body shrank to the size of a walnut. Fawn’s persistent love and gentleness had caused the meltdown of the demon.


Excerpted from “Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals,” by Jamie Sams and David Carson, copyright 1988.

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